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Supply Chain Management

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(1)    GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHOOL

SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES

DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONS

LEVEL OF STUDY (BSc/MSc)

BSc

COURSE CODE

601

SEMESTER

6

COURSE TITLE

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
in case the credits are awarded in separate parts of the course e.g. Lectures, Laboratory Exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded uniformly for the whole course, indicate the weekly teaching hours and the total number of credits.

WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS

CREDIT UNITS

4

5

 

 

Add rows if needed. The teaching organization and teaching methods used are described in detail in (d).

COURSE TYPE

general background, special background, general knowledge specialization, skills development

General background

PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

None

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING and EXAMS:

Greek

IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS

No

ELECTRONIC COURSE PAGE (URL)

https://eclass.uth.gr/courses/DE_U_150/

(2)    LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this course, knowledge and skills that will be gained, and abilities of an appropriate level that students will acquire after the successful completion of the course.

Refer to Appendix A.

  • Description of the Level of Learning Outcomes for each course of study according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area
  • Descriptive Indicators of Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Annex B
  • Summary Guide for writing Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes of the course include:

  1. Knowledge and skills acquired within the whole scope of the scientific discipline
  2. Realizing the role and significance of the supply chain strategic and tactical decisions
  3. Knowledge on fundamental principles, as well as on modern business practices that support functions in supply chain management
  4. Becoming familiar with aspects affecting distribution networks design
  5. Knowledge and understanding of all relevant issues inherently present and dominant in the design and operation of supply networks, as well as of the appropriate methods to address them
  6. Analysis and problem-solving skills acquired and improved to address conceptual and operational problems with the use of pertinent software tools
  7. Realizing the trade-offs among factors influencing supply chain operations
  8. Ability to explore interrelations between main variables in supply chain management
  9. Familiarizing with the supply chain management concepts and modern practices through various applications and case studies corresponding to different types of supply chains
  10. Ability to understand and interpret the analysis results and performance outcomes of a supply chain through pertinent examples and case studies

General Skills

Taking into account the general skills that the graduate must have acquired (as they are listed in the Diploma Supplement and are listed below) which of the following is the aim of the course ?

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Work in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas  

Project desig and management

Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity in gender issues

Exercise criticism and self-criticism

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Other…

…….

General skills to be pursued and acquired by students are:

-          Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information using new technologies and utilization of such information in complex supply chain systems

-          Well - informed decision making and problem solving in SCM

-          Ability to develop fundamentally established methodological approaches to address main issues in SCM

-          Production of new and innovative research ideas for improving global supply chains

-          Understanding contemporary trends, as well as modern methods, tools and techniques in managing global supply chains

-          Ability to systematically address cases and real-world applications related to SCM

-          Being able to work as a member in a team, as well as autonomously, pursuing the appropriate solution schemes to contemporary SCM problems

-          Ability to work in a global and interdisciplinary environment

-          Ability to realize supply chain’s contribution to competitiveness and economic development

-          Ability to evaluate the degree of adjustment of new business ventures in developing and operating value chains under recent and fluctuating economic conditions

(3)    COURSE CONTENT

 

 

The content of the course includes the following subject units:

  1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)  – Presenting various supply chain cases
  2. Basic concepts, fundamental principles, and theories in SCM
  3. Main types of distribution networks – advantages and disadvantages
  4. Strategic decisions in SCM - supply network design
  5. Tactical decisions in SCM – supply chain performance
  6. Material flow management - MRP
  7. Inventory management
  8. Inventory management under uncertainty
  9. Transportations
  10. The role of information technologies in SCM
  11. Global and sustainable supply chains

 

(4)    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS - EVALUATION

TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, distance learning, etc..

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The teaching methodologies are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliography study & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive teaching, Study visits, Study work, artwork, creatio, etc

 

Indicate the student's study hours for each learning activity as well as the non-guided study hours according to the ECTS principles

Activity

Semester Workload

Lectures

40

Practice in lab

20

Publications study

20

Assignments

30

Exams’ Preparation

40

Final Examination

2

Course Total  Effort

152

STUDENT EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Report / Report, Oral Examination, Public Presentation, Public Presentation, Others

 

Explicitly defined assessment criteria are stated and if and where they are accessible to students.

Assessment language: Greek

Student evaluation is performed based on the degree of accomplishment of the aforementioned learning outcomes.

In particular the evaluation process is realized as follows:

  1. final written exam of 2-hour duration that contributes 70% to the total grade, through which all learning objectives are examined. The exam comprises
  2. several questions requiring short answers and assess students’ knowledge and ability to comprehend basic concepts, relevant principles and methods in supply chain management, as well as
  3. some more complex problems that require in-depth study, problem solving skills and critical thinking on the pertinent learning material.
  4. one written assignment that contributes 30% to the final grade and attempts to assess all learning outcomes defined previously. The assignment entails the development of an application or case study in supply chain management that demonstrates aspects learned in class and applied on a real-world problem. Through the assignment students will be able to state the problem in unambiguous terms, analyze the methodological approach to address it, present and interpret the results, while becoming familiar and absorbing fundamental principles, methods and practices in supply chain management.

(5)    BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbooks in Greek

  • Bowersox D.J., Closs D.J., Cooper M.B. & Bowersox J.C., Logistics: Εφοδιαστική & ΔιοίκησηΔικτύωνΔιανομής, Broken Hill Publishers, 4ηέκδοση, 2015
  • S. Chopra & P. Meindl, Διοίκηση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας – Στρατηγική, Προγραμματισμός και Λειτουργία, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 5η Έκδοση, 2015
  • Alan Harrison & Remko van Hoek, Logistics ΜάνατζμεντκαιΣτρατηγική, Εκδ. Rosili CoreView, 2η Έκδοση, 2021
  • Βιδάλης Μ., Εφοδιαστική (Logistics)-Μια Ποσοτική Προσέγγιση, Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, 2009
  • Cristopher, M. Logistics και Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα 2017
  • JacobsF.R. & ChaseR.B., Διοίκηση Λειτουργιών και Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Πασχαλίδης - BrokenHillPublishers, 1η έκδοση, 2011
  • Χ. Μπιάλας και Κ. Στεφάνου, Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Εκδ. Κ. Στεφάνου, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2013
  • Παπαδημητρίου Σ., και Σχινάς Ο., Εισαγωγή στα Logistics, Εκδόσεις Σταμούλης, 2η έκδοση, Αθήνα, 2004

Textbooks in English

  • Krajewski L.J, Malhotra M.K., Ritzman, L.P. Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chain, Pearson, 11th edition, 2016
  • Chopra S. and Meindl P. Supply Chain Management, Pearson, 6th edition, 2016
  • Bowersox D.J., Closs D.J. and Cooper M.B., Supply Chain Logistics Management, McGraw-Hill, 4th edition, 2012
  • Grant D. B., Lambert D.M., Stock J.R. and Ellram L.M., Fundamentals of Logistics Management, McGraw-Hill, 2006
  • Jacobs F.R. and Chase R.B., Operations and Supply Chain Management, McGraw-Hill, 15th edition, 2017